German lotteries

Germans do like playing lotteries. The most famous lottery in Germany is the national lotto, which has been around since 1955. Furthermore, they also organise a European lottery namely the Eurojackpot. It is widely played and very popular.

What are the Nation lotteries in Germany

Below are the best-known lotteries. It is important to note that lottery ticket sales are subject to age restrictions, so you must be old enough to legally buy lottery tickets in Germany.

Lotto 6aus49

Lotto 6aus49 is the best-known and most popular lottery in Germany. Players choose 6 numbers from a range of 49 and a “Superzahl” (Super number) from a range of 0 to 9. Draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Prizes vary depending on the number of matching numbers and the Superzahl number.

EuroJackpot depopular lotto of 2023 in Germany

EuroJackpot is a pan-European lottery in which several countries, including Germany, participate. Players select 5 numbers from a range of 50 and 2 “Euro

Numbers” from a range of 10. The draws take place on Tuesday Fridays.
EuroJackpot offers substantial jackpots and secondary prizes. The top prize is regularly won in this country which is why this lotto is so popular there.

Süddeutsche Klassenlotterie

The SKL (Süddeutsche Klassenlotterie) and NKL (Nordwestdeutsche Klassenlotterie) are monthly lotteries with multiple draws and attractive prizes. The Fernsehlotterie is a charity lottery that organises television shows and whose proceeds are used for good causes.


GlücksSpirale is a weekly lottery where players are given a combination of numbers and letters. Players can win instant prizes as well as participate in an interest lottery.

The top prize is a lifelong pension of €10,000 a month for 20 years, or a one-off payout of €2,100,000. In addition to the main prize, other cash prizes of up to €100,000 are also up for grabs


Like in France, Keno is also offered in Germany, where players select numbers and win prizes based on the number of matching numbers.

Stats gemany lotteries 2019-2023

I have gathered several pieces of information regarding the statistics and figures of German lotteries over the past few years:

  1. In 2021, the 16 state lottery companies in Germany, forming the German Lotto and Totoblock (DLTB), achieved a total annual revenue of €7.9 billion from lotteries nationwide. This marked a slight decrease of 0.3% compared to the previous year​1​.
  2. For the first half of 2021, the total sales from all 16 state lottery operators amounted to four billion euros, a 7.9% increase from the same period in 2020


In Germany, the regulations and requirements for purchasing lotteries and lottery tickets apply at different points in time, depending on the lottery and company purchased. An important period when it was possible to gamble and play the lottery in Germany was the “Gambling Academy” of the “Gambling Commission”.

The Gambling Academy, a joint working association of the German business state (Bundesländer), interviews members of the Gambling Academy and asks if it has anything to do with the lottery. We are responsible for ensuring uniform regulation in German legislation.

However, gambling colleges can also approach the various state authorities for opportunities to participate in gambling and lotteries within their legal framework. These institutions may vary from trader to trader and meet their wet and regular gear requirements to gain as much experience and lottery as possible.